The Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH CHD) – Bicol reports that of the 98 test results released today, one (1) is positive for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Bicol Region is now two hundred twenty-eight (228). Active cases are one hundred twenty-eight (128).
The 228th case of COVID-19 in Bicol Region is a 65-year old Filipino male from Camalig, Albay. He arrived from Manila on July 9, 2020. He is asymptomatic and is quarantined at an LGU quarantine facility.
Releasing of other details about the said patient is at the discretion of the Local Government Unit (LGU) concerned guided by the provisions of the Data Privacy Act.
On results received
A total of ninety-eight (98) test results were received today. Ninety-two (92) are from Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory (BRDRL), while six (6) are from Bicol Medical Center (BMC).
Of the 98 results, four (4) are invalid while one (1) is positive.
Breakdown of 93 negative results:
Albay – 1, BMC – 6, Camarines Sur – 31, Sorsogon – 12, and Legazpi CHO – 43.
On suspects and probable cases
Bicol Region has four (4) suspects – three (3) from Albay, and one (1) from Catanduanes. The one probable case is from Albay.
Meanwhile, Covid cases in the Philippines is now 57,006 with 20,371 recoveries and 1,599.